Critical Infrastructure Protection Month, 2009, 64585-64586 [E9-29371]

Download as PDF 64585 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 234 Tuesday, December 8, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8460 of December 2, 2009 The President Critical Infrastructure Protection Month, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Critical infrastructure protection is an essential element of a resilient and secure nation. Critical infrastructure are the assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, public health or safety. From water systems to computer networks, power grids to cellular phone towers, risks to critical infrastructure can result from a complex combination of threats and hazards, including terrorist attacks, accidents, and natural disasters. During Critical Infrastructure Protection Month, we pledge to work together to shelter our communities from the harm of uncertain threats. My Administration is committed to ensuring our country’s essential resources are safe and capable of recovering from disruptive incidents. The Department of Homeland Security is leading a coordinated national program to reduce risks and improve our national preparedness, timely response, and rapid recovery in the event of an attack, natural disaster, or other emergency. The Department, in collaboration with other Federal stakeholders, State, local, and tribal governments, and private sector partners, has developed the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) to establish a framework for securing our resources and maintaining their resilience from all hazards during an event or emergency. During Critical Infrastructure Protection Month, we rededicate ourselves to safeguarding and strengthening our Nation’s infrastructure. Additionally, members of the public and private sectors should work with their appropriate State, regional, and local authorities to engage in critical infrastructure protection activities being coordinated across the country. Americans can learn more about the NIPP and its partnership framework by visiting: www.dhs.gov/criticalinfrastructure. rmajette on DSK29S0YB1PROD with RULES_2 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim December 2009 as Critical Infrastructure Protection Month. I call upon the people of the United States to recognize the importance of partnering to protect our Nation’s resources and to observe this month with appropriate events and training to enhance our national security and resilience. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:52 Dec 07, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08DED0.SGM 08DED0 64586 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 234 / Tuesday, December 8, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. [FR Doc. E9–29371 Filed 12–7–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:52 Dec 07, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08DED0.SGM 08DED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> rmajette on DSK29S0YB1PROD with RULES_2 Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 234 (Tuesday, December 8, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8460 of December 2, 2009

                
Critical Infrastructure Protection Month, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Critical infrastructure protection is an essential 
                element of a resilient and secure nation. Critical 
                infrastructure are the assets, systems, and networks, 
                whether physical or virtual, so vital to the United 
                States that their incapacitation or destruction would 
                have a debilitating effect on security, national 
                economic security, public health or safety. From water 
                systems to computer networks, power grids to cellular 
                phone towers, risks to critical infrastructure can 
                result from a complex combination of threats and 
                hazards, including terrorist attacks, accidents, and 
                natural disasters. During Critical Infrastructure 
                Protection Month, we pledge to work together to shelter 
                our communities from the harm of uncertain threats.

                My Administration is committed to ensuring our 
                country's essential resources are safe and capable of 
                recovering from disruptive incidents. The Department of 
                Homeland Security is leading a coordinated national 
                program to reduce risks and improve our national 
                preparedness, timely response, and rapid recovery in 
                the event of an attack, natural disaster, or other 
                emergency. The Department, in collaboration with other 
                Federal stakeholders, State, local, and tribal 
                governments, and private sector partners, has developed 
                the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) to 
                establish a framework for securing our resources and 
                maintaining their resilience from all hazards during an 
                event or emergency.

                During Critical Infrastructure Protection Month, we 
                rededicate ourselves to safeguarding and strengthening 
                our Nation's infrastructure. Additionally, members of 
                the public and private sectors should work with their 
                appropriate State, regional, and local authorities to 
                engage in critical infrastructure protection activities 
                being coordinated across the country. Americans can 
                learn more about the NIPP and its partnership framework 
                by visiting: www.dhs.gov/criticalinfrastructure.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim December 2009 as 
                Critical Infrastructure Protection Month. I call upon 
                the people of the United States to recognize the 
                importance of partnering to protect our Nation's 
                resources and to observe this month with appropriate 
                events and training to enhance our national security 
                and resilience.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                second day of December, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. E9-29371
Filed 12-7-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P